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Michel Chion: The Audio-Spectator
WED 16 & THU 17 Aug 2017
6:30PM
ACMI, Federation Square, Melbourne
Wheelchair Accessible

$20-$30
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Born in 1947, Michel Chion is a composer, filmmaker, historian and writer – and arguably the world’s foremost thinker on sound in cinema.

In the 1970s he was a member of the Groupe de Recherches Musicales (GRM), the influential collective led by composer and theoretician Pierre Schaeffer dedicated to furthering the art of ‘musique concrète’ through experiments in audiovisual communication, audible phenomena and music in general. It was at the GRM that Chion composed arguably his most famous work, Requiem, a noisy and surreal deconstruction of the Funeral Mass made whilst pondering the “troubled minority of the living, rather than the silent majority of the dead.”

Since the 1980s, Chion has written extensively on the relationship of sound and image in the cinema, publishing in 1990 what many consider the definitive theoretical guide to the subject, Audio-Vision: Sound on Screen. In this momentous book, Chion advances a whole new lexicon for describing audio-visual concepts, via the works of Jacques Tati, Alfred Hitchcock, Jean-Luc Godard and others. On reading, film scholar Claudia Gorbman was moved to name him “a poet in theoretician’s clothing.”

Michel Chion’s visit to Australia for the first time is an historic and unlikely-to-be repeated occasion.

Michel will present two events:

Lecture: The Voice in Cinema

WED 16 Aug 2017
6:30PM
ACMI Cinema 1
Federation Square, Melbourne

A performance lecture tracing a history of the ‘acousmêtre’ – Chion’s term for the mysterious off-screen voice in cinema, through his own oeuvre and the works of Bresson, Lang, Syberberg, Spike Jonze and more.

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Concert: Michel Chion: The Audio-Spectator

THU 17 Aug 2017
6:30PM
ACMI Cinema 2
Federation Square, Melbourne

An epic two-and-a-half-hour concert for ten surround-speakers featuring Chion’s classic composition Requiem (1973) alongside new audiovisual composition Third Symphony (2016) and the world premiere of musique concrète piece The Scream (2017)

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Presented by Liquid Architecture, Melbourne International Film Festival, ACMI and Institut Français

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